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Noah Evans – 9 months
Noah was 9 months old when, dressed up to the 9s, he lets slip an enigmatic smile as the sunshine reveals a contented boy perched on a formal chair.
Mum Natasha had no idea I was painting this and when the family saw the portrait it was an emotional surprise, apart from little Noah who immediately reached out to touch the painting. I love the way that even before he can speak he recognised his place in the World.
The grip of his left hand says – seize the day – and the reflection of his skin tones on the blazing white trousers means I’ll carry his smile with me wherever I go.